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    Quote Originally Posted by osduck5 View Post
    Would be glad to come over but I will be involved with the DS rides that weekend.
    Maybe an optional DS friday ride for those who want to go hang out?
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    I think that is the weekend for the Northwest 2.5 run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    THANK GOODNESS, somebody saw the light (LED's of course), and finally got me off the hook for the BBQ gathering idea. Sounds like a plan, man!! And I do seem to have read somewhere in this thread that somebody was brining cookies. Good job Lewis.

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    Mmmm, that might have been me in post #3 ASKING if the WOULD be COOKIES!


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    Francois at Dual Sport Touring is going to have a dual sport ride Saturday. I've been told there is an abandoned train tunnel with curve involved.

    We are going to have rides for everyone!


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    Table for 2 please Mr. Lewis. This sounds like a great weekend........Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred in GA View Post
    Table for 2 please Mr. Lewis. This sounds like a great weekend........Thanks

    Table for two??? None of your buds or their wives get to set at your table, thats a fine howdy-do my friend!!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Charley View Post
    Table for two??? None of your buds or their wives get to set at your table, thats a fine howdy-do my friend!!!
    For Becky and I


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred in GA View Post
    For Becky and I
    Sure hope Nancy does not see this. I'll try my best to keep it from her. LOL

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    Will you be doing installs during the weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred in GA View Post
    For Becky and I

    That clearly is against forum rules you old dog




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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
    Sure hope Nancy does not see this. I'll try my best to keep it from her. LOL
    Did I ask for a table for 2????? My Bad.......That should have been a table for 3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Charley View Post
    That clearly is against forum rules you old dog
    Old Dogs don't need no stinkin rules............And Good Morning to you too


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCguy View Post
    Sounds like a lot of fun... but unfortunately, I'm already committed to the Backroads magazine Spring Break in Cooperstown, NY that weekend.
    I live in cooperstown and have heard nothing about this event. i went to the facebook page and looked at the brochure but it doesn't really say alot about what exactly this is. could you shed more light on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedr View Post
    I live in cooperstown and have heard nothing about this event. i went to the facebook page and looked at the brochure but it doesn't really say alot about what exactly this is. could you shed more light on it
    It's a meet greet and ride.........And with the crew that will be there.........Ya never know what will happen


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    Quote Originally Posted by tedr View Post
    I live in cooperstown and have heard nothing about this event. i went to the facebook page and looked at the brochure but it doesn't really say alot about what exactly this is. could you shed more light on it
    Sorry I didn't see this earlier... I'm out of town this weekend. I don't wanna hijack Lewis's thread about his event, so I'll just give you the basics.

    It's not surprising that you haven't heard anything about it, as the Backroads rallies aren't "big time" events. It's like Fred stated above. They're simply little get-togethers that the publishers of the magazine (Brian & Shira) put together, where a few of the readers all gather to ride & shoot the breeze for a few days. They usually schedule 3 of them per year (spring, summer, and fall)... with 2 of them being 4-day weekend affairs, and 1 of them a 7-10 day affair.

    Since Backroads is, for the most part, a regional publication for the northeast... most of the events are held in the area. However, 3 years ago the summer rally was held down at Fontana Village down in NC near Deal's Gap... and in 2011, the summer rally was a 5-country motorcycle tour through the Alps. In 2014, they're talking about holding the spring rally down in New Zealand.

    The reason I like going to their rallies is quite simple: they're not what you think of when someone says "motorcycle rally". They are simple little affairs, sort of like Cats-Cade used to be in it's infancy. There's NO structure... no vendors... no rules or guidelines. It's simply a deal where they pick the dates & a motel (usually not a chain hotel)... everyone shows up (usually around 30-to-50 bikes)... and they offer a few ride suggestions that they've mapped out for the area. The next day, everyone goes riding somewhere (not 1 great big riding formation), and meets back at the hotel at the end of the day to shoot the breeze before finding someplace to go for dinner. But as I say... nothing is planned. People simply wander off in groups of 3 to 5 riders, and head off their separate ways for the rides and for meals. They are true "come & do as you please" events where everyone simply comes to reacquaint themselves with friends they've made over the years, and have fun riding.

    The link to the magazine is http://www.backroadsusa.com ... and the link to for info on their events is http://www.backroadsusa.com/rallies.html
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    Let the local Dairy Queen know so they can stock up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCguy View Post
    Sorry I didn't see this earlier... I'm out of town this weekend. I don't wanna hijack Lewis's thread about his event, so I'll just give you the basics.

    It's not surprising that you haven't heard anything about it, as the Backroads rallies aren't "big time" events. It's like Fred stated above. They're simply little get-togethers that the publishers of the magazine (Brian & Shira) put together, where a few of the readers all gather to ride & shoot the breeze for a few days. They usually schedule 3 of them per year (spring, summer, and fall)... with 2 of them being 4-day weekend affairs, and 1 of them a 7-10 day affair.

    Since Backroads is, for the most part, a regional publication for the northeast... most of the events are held in the area. However, 3 years ago the summer rally was held down at Fontana Village down in NC near Deal's Gap... and in 2011, the summer rally was a 5-country motorcycle tour through the Alps. In 2014, they're talking about holding the spring rally down in New Zealand.

    The reason I like going to their rallies is quite simple: they're not what you think of when someone says "motorcycle rally". They are simple little affairs, sort of like Cats-Cade used to be in it's infancy. There's NO structure... no vendors... no rules or guidelines. It's simply a deal where they pick the dates & a motel (usually not a chain hotel)... everyone shows up (usually around 30-to-50 bikes)... and they offer a few ride suggestions that they've mapped out for the area. The next day, everyone goes riding somewhere (not 1 great big riding formation), and meets back at the hotel at the end of the day to shoot the breeze before finding someplace to go for dinner. But as I say... nothing is planned. People simply wander off in groups of 3 to 5 riders, and head off their separate ways for the rides and for meals. They are true "come & do as you please" events where everyone simply comes to reacquaint themselves with friends they've made over the years, and have fun riding.

    The link to the magazine is http://www.backroadsusa.com ... and the link to for info on their events is http://www.backroadsusa.com/rallies.html
    Somebody said, "So many Roads, so LITTLE TIME". Man if that ain't the truth. Thanks, Tom (ATCguy) for the links.
    I've stayed away from the NE ever since we went to to a rally in NH several years ago and had RAIN and cold weather all the time. Was told that's the way it was there every year. Haven't been back since.
    This perks my interest in that part of the country again.
    Will have to look into it after next year.
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    Default Sounds good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANutt View Post
    Will you be doing installs during the weekend?
    Not sure. I'm sure we could arrange something as long as it's not too extensive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis/EC View Post
    Francois at Dual Sport Touring is going to have a dual sport ride Saturday. I've been told there is an abandoned train tunnel with curve involved.

    We are going to have rides for everyone!
    Ok now you did it! How do I ride the Wing and the BMW GS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by motovation View Post
    Ok now you did it! How do I ride the Wing and the BMW GS?
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    I've added it my calendar also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis/EC View Post
    Not sure. I'm sure we could arrange something as long as it's not too extensive.
    If you need help with installs Tn. Charlie and myself can supervise and Wheels can do the actual work.




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    Quote Originally Posted by thecruiser View Post
    WOW, Lewis... sounds interesting.

    (now that I'm posted, I'll be sure to receive the updates)

    Keep in mind that some of us may be camping also?
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    Oops, forgot the last paragraph in the first post... duh!
    I am intersted too.
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    Question for all those going...................Who is planning on Camping at Cove Lake State Park?

    Also, Lewis, are there any camping area's closer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred in GA View Post
    Question for all those going...................Who is planning on Camping at Cove Lake State Park?

    Also, Lewis, are there any camping area's closer?
    I will be camping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred in GA View Post
    Question for all those going...................Who is planning on Camping at Cove Lake State Park?

    Also, Lewis, are there any camping area's closer?
    I haven't looked into staying anywhere else yet, Fred but the Cove Start Park did look good to me. Price was $20/night with tents being $18/night. Don't know yet if there are other fees involved or not.

    By that, I mean some states nickle-dime ya to death,.. like Indiana. There is a 'charge' for everything. A few years ago, three of us were on our way to NC and needed a place to camp 'overnight'. Their rules, all put together, would have costs us over $150. We coulda gotten a motel cheaper. Southern Indiana has some good Riding and is fun to visit, and the people are great, but for the most part, I skip the whole state. They got their gas thing so screwed up too with the posted price NOT being what you pay at the pump. OK when buying GAS but when we come through with the RV, we refrain from even stopping in the state. Government in Indiana has done all they can to drive tourists away. (rant over...)

    I don't know either, how far the State Park is from all the action. As time goes by and the date gets closer, I'm sure there will be con-flab about the campin' available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Charley View Post
    If you need help with installs Tn. Charlie and myself can supervise and Wheels can do the actual work.
    I have first hand knowledge that Missouri Charley and Wheels are good at fixing things!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred in GA View Post
    I have first hand knowledge that Missouri Charley and Wheels are good at fixing things!!!


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    At Lewis's event I will be doing alternator replacements ( NOT ). Just for this NO cookies for you and if Becky is going to be at your table can Bart and I bring a couple of of the Hooter girls ?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Missouri Charley View Post
    At Lewis's event I will be doing alternator replacements ( NOT ). Just for this NO cookies for you and if Becky is going to be at your table can Bart and I bring a couple of of the Hooter girls ?
    Well................In that case I guess I'll remove my post...........................NOT


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